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See all the things to do in September in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), for the Nintendo Switch. These include all September events, bugs, fish & sea creatures that are coming and leaving in September, September-exclusive recipes & items, and all September birthdays!

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List of All Events

List of Events in September

September Event Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
9/1
Violet's Birthday
9/2
Flo's Birthday
9/3
Spork's Birthday
Maggie's Birthday
9/4
Cally's Birthday
9/5
Greta's Birthday
9/6
Cesar's Birthday
9/7
Tucker's Birthday
9/8
Astrid's Birthday
9/9
Pinky's Birthday
9/10
Pecan's Birthday
9/11
Peewee's Birthday
9/12
Boone's Birthday
9/13
Moose's Birthday
9/14
Ricky's Birthday
9/15
Tutu's Birthday
9/16
Julian's Birthday
9/17
Whitney's Birthday
9/18
Bubbles' Birthday
9/19
Fuchsia's Birthday
9/20
Norma's Birthday
Octavian's Birthday
9/21
Henry's Birthday
9/22
Ankha's Birthday
9/23
Cranston's Birthday
9/24
Apple's Birthday
9/25
Mitzi's Birthday
9/26
Bug-Off
Teddy's Birthday
9/27
Beardo's Birthday
9/28
Kody's Birthday
9/29
Marshal's Birthday
9/30
Monique's Birthday

Note: In the Southern Hemisphere seasonal events (excluding birthdays) take place in March.

September 26: Flick's Bug-Off Event (Northern Hemisphere)

Flick

Bug-Off Date September 26, 2020
4th Saturday of September

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Flick will hold another Bug-off event. You can participate by talking to Flick, in front of Resident Services. Catch as many bugs as you can within 3 minutes!

Bug-Off Rules and Prizes

Bugs and Fish Available in September

All Bugs and Fish Available in September

To see the complete list of bugs and fish available in September, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere
September Bugs September Fish
Southern Hemisphere
March Bugs March Fish

New Bugs and Fish Available in September

Check out the critters that have started appearing this September (Northern Hemisphere).

New Bugs Available in September

No. Name Location Months Time of Day
1 Common Butterfly ImageCommon Butterfly Flying September to June 4 AM to 7 PM
2 Yellow Butterfly ImageYellow Butterfly Flying March to June|September to October 4 AM to 7 PM
8 Monarch Butterfly ImageMonarch Butterfly Flying September to November 4 AM to 3 PM
20 Cricket ImageCricket On the ground September to November 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
21 Bell Cricket ImageBell Cricket On the ground September to October 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
32 Red Dragonfly ImageRed Dragonfly On the ground September to October 8 AM to 7 PM
46 Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle On tree stumps May to June|September to November Any time
76 Pill Bug ImagePill Bug Rocks when hit with a shovel September to June 11 PM to 4 PM (Next Day)
77 Centipede ImageCentipede Rocks when hit with a shovel September to June 4 PM to 23 PM

New Fish Available in September

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
24 Pike IconPike Large ShadowLarge River Any time 1800
27 Cherry Salmon IconCherry Salmon Medium ShadowMedium Above the Cliff 4 PM to 9 AM 1000
28 Char IconChar Medium ShadowMedium Above the Cliff 4 PM to 9 AM 3800
29 Golden Trout IconGolden Trout Medium ShadowMedium Above the Cliff 4 PM to 9 AM 15000
33 Mitten Crab IconMitten Crab Small ShadowSmall River 4 PM to 9 AM 2000
46 Sturgeon IconSturgeon Huge ShadowHuge River (Mouth) Any time 10000
67 Blue Marlin IconBlue Marlin Huge ShadowHuge Pier Any time 10000

Bugs and Fish Leaving in September

These critters will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Bugs Leaving in September

No. Name Location Months Time of Day
3 Tiger Butterfly ImageTiger Butterfly Flying March to September 4 AM to 7 PM
9 Emperor Butterfly ImageEmperor Butterfly Flying December to March|June to September 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
10 Agrias Butterfly ImageAgrias Butterfly Flying April to September 8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing Flying December to February | April to September 8 AM to 5 PM
12 Queen AlexandraQueen Alexandra's Birdwing Flying May to September 8 AM to 4 PM
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth On trees April to September 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth Near flowers April to September 8 AM to 4 PM
19 Grasshopper ImageGrasshopper On the ground July to September 8 AM to 5 PM
29 Walker Cicada ImageWalker Cicada On trees August and September 8 AM to 5 PM
38 Pondskater ImagePondskater In ponds May to September 8 AM to 7 PM
39 Diving Beetle ImageDiving Beetle In ponds May to September 8 AM to 7 PM
40 Giant Water Bug ImageGiant Water Bug In ponds April to September 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
48 Rosalia Batesi Beetle ImageRosalia Batesi Beetle On tree stumps May to September Any time
51 Earth-Boring Dung Beetle ImageEarth-Boring Dung Beetle On the ground July to September Any time
54 Goliath Beetle ImageGoliath Beetle On palm trees June to September 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
58 Rainbow Stag ImageRainbow Stag On trees - all June to September 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
67 Walking Leaf ImageWalking Leaf Under trees July to September Any time
73 Mosquito ImageMosquito Flying June to September 5 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)

Fish Leaving in September

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
11 Crawfish IconCrawfish Small ShadowSmall Pond Any time 200
12 Soft-Shelled Turtle IconSoft-Shelled Turtle Medium ShadowMedium River 4 PM to 9 AM 3750
26 Sweetfish IconSweetfish Medium ShadowMedium River Any time 900
35 Nibble Fish IconNibble Fish Small ShadowSmall River 9 AM to 4 PM 1500
40 Piranha IconPiranha Small ShadowSmall River 9 AM to 4 PM|9 PM to 4 AM 2500
41 Arowana IconArowana Large ShadowLarge River 4 PM to 9 AM 10000
42 Dorado IconDorado Large ShadowLarge River 4 AM to 9 PM 15000
43 Gar IconGar Huge ShadowHuge Pond 4 PM to 9 AM 6000
44 Arapaima IconArapaima Huge ShadowHuge River 4 PM to 9 AM 10000
45 Saddled Bichir IconSaddled Bichir Large ShadowLarge River 9 PM to 4 AM 4000
49 Clownfish IconClownfish Tiny ShadowTiny Sea Any time 650
50 Surgeonfish IconSurgeonfish Small ShadowSmall Sea Any time 1000
51 Butterfly Fish IconButterfly Fish Small ShadowSmall Sea Any time 1000
55 Puffer Fish IconPuffer Fish Medium ShadowMedium Sea Any time 250
67 Blue Marlin IconBlue Marlin Huge ShadowHuge Pier Any time 10000
70 Ocean Sunfish IconOcean Sunfish Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea 4 AM to 9 PM 4000
72 Saw Shark IconSaw Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea 4 PM to 9 AM 12000
73 Hammerhead Shark IconHammerhead Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea 4 PM to 9 AM 8000
74 Great White Shark IconGreat White Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea 4 PM to 9 AM 15000
75 Whale Shark IconWhale Shark Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea Any time 13000
76 Suckerfish IconSuckerfish Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea Any time 1500

Note: These lists are based on Northern Hemisphere dates. In the Southern Hemisphere, these bugs and fish appear in March. We will continue to update this page. If you can provide any kind of verifiable info about bugs not shown in the list, be sure and send us a picture in the comments.

Sea Creatures Available in September

All Sea Creatures Available in September

To see the complete list of sea creatures available in September, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
September Sea Creatures March Sea Creatures

New Sea Creatures Available in September

Check out the sea creatures that have started appearing this September (Northern Hemisphere).

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
13 Oyster ImageOyster Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 1100
31 Sweet Shrimp ImageSweet Shrimp Medium Shadow SizeMedium 4 PM to 9 AM 1400

Sea Creatures Leaving in September

These sea creatures will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
2 Sea Grapes ImageSea Grapes Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 900
6 Sea Urchin ImageSea Urchin Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 1700
7 Slate Pencil Urchin ImageSlate Pencil Urchin Large Shadow SizeLarge 4 PM to 9 AM 2000
9 Moon Jellyfish ImageMoon Jellyfish Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 600
18 Gigas Giant Clam ImageGigas Giant Clam Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 15000
30 Tiger Prawn ImageTiger Prawn Medium Shadow SizeMedium 4 PM to 9 AM 3000
36 Sea Pineapple ImageSea Pineapple Large Shadow SizeLarge 9 PM to 4 AM 1500
39 Flatworm ImageFlatworm Small Shadow SizeSmall 4 PM to 9 AM 200

September Exclusive DIY Recipes

Tree's Bounty Little Tree DIY Recipe

Receive Tree

Recipe Availability September 1 - December 10
(Northern Hemisphere)
March 1 - June 10
(Southern Hemisphere)

You can the Tree's Bounty Little Tree DIY recipe from Tom Nook, starting September 1 to December 10 in the Northern Hemisphere (March 1 to June 10 in the Southern Hemisphere), so don't miss it! Collect all the Tree's Bounty-themed DIY recipes to complete the Tree's Bounty Series Furniture collection!

List of Tree's Bounty Series Furniture & Item Recipes

September Exclusive Items

Get Acorns and Pine Cones by Shaking Trees

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Item Availability September 1 - December 10
(Northern Hemisphere)
March 1 - June 10
(Southern Hemisphere)

Starting on September 1, you can get acorns and pine cones by shaking trees. You'll need them to complete the Tree's Bounty Series Furniture collection. They only last until December 10, so get tree-shakin'!

List of Villager Birthdays in September

Violet Image
Violet

(September 1)
Flo Image
Flo

(September 2)
Spork Image
Spork

(September 3)
Maggie Image
Maggie

(September 3)
Cally Image
Cally

(September 4)
Greta Image
Greta

(September 5)
Cesar Image
Cesar

(September 6)
Tucker Image
Tucker

(September 7)
Astrid Image
Astrid

(September 8)
Pinky Image
Pinky

(September 9)
Pecan Image
Pecan

(September 10)
Peewee Image
Peewee

(September 11)
Boone Image
Boone

(September 12)
Moose Image
Moose

(September 13)
Ricky Image
Ricky

(September 14)
Tutu Image
Tutu

(September 15)
Ed Image
Ed

(September 16)
Whitney Image
Whitney

(September 17)
Bubbles Image
Bubbles

(September 18)
Fuchsia Image
Fuchsia

(September 19)
Octavian Image
Octavian

(September 20)
Norma Image
Norma

(September 20)
Henry Image
Henry

(September 21)
Ankha Image
Ankha

(September 22)
Cranston Image
Cranston

(September 23)
Apple Image
Apple

(September 24)
Mitzi Image
Mitzi

(September 25)
Teddy Image
Teddy

(September 26)
Beardo Image
Beardo

(September 27)
Kody Image
Kody

(September 28)
Marshal Image
Marshal

(September 29)
Monique Image
Monique

(September 30)

Daily To-Do List

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